Storybooth Raises Awareness for Homeless Youth with New Animated Video for Covenant House

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Today storybooth, a digital platform for kids and teens, released a video from a Covenant House teen to support and bring awareness to youth homelessness. For more than 45 years, Covenant House has sheltered and cared for homeless youth across the country. And on November 16, people will gather across the country to sleep outside for Covenant House Sleep Out America, an event that takes place every year to support those who don’t have a choice.

“We knew this story would bring much-needed awareness to the issue of homelessness in the youth population, and with over 650 thousand subscribers and 200 million video views on YouTube, storybooth is the platform to get it out to this audience across the country,” said storybooth founder, Marcy Sinel. “Storybooth receives stories from thousands of kids all over the world, and animating this story times well with Covenant House’s National Sleep Out.”

Mercer, a leading global consulting firm and a long tome supporter of Covenant House, connected them with Storybooth, making this video possible. The animation shows one teen’s (Tony) touching journey through different housing arrangements to ultimately find Covenant House as a saving grace and home. To view the video, please visit http://bit.ly/HomelessTeenStory.

Nearly 2 million kids in America will face homelessness this year, so there’s no better time to bring awareness to the cause. To learn more about Covenant House Sleep Out America, or donate to the cause, please visit http://www.sleepoutamerica.org. To learn more about storybooth, please visit http://www.storybooth.com.

About storybooth

storybooth is a digital media platform that collects real stories from young people in their own words, selects stories, and publishes them on the platform’s YouTube channel, website and mobile app. The platform’s mission is simple: empowering kids through the telling of their true stories to help them feel connected, inspired, and not so alone in the world. Combining storytelling, with short form animation allows the platform to elevate these true stories in a way that young people connect to, are entertained by, and watch over and over and over again. This platform also offers brands and agencies new and unique ways to engage with young audiences. Learn more at http://www.storybooth.com.

About Covenant House

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas helping homeless and trafficked youth, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support in 31 cities across six countries. For more information go to http://www.covenanthouse.org.

About Mercer

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit http://www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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